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Jennifer McLean


I'm a writer and editor based in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. I have always loved words and language. From the time I could read, I marveled at the way a talented author could make words dance on the page.

That same passion drove me to study literature in university, delving headlong into the narratives that shape and define cultures across time and space. I specialized in medieval Arthurian romance and Italian poetry;  contemporary favourites  include Terry Pratchett, Nadia Hashimi, and Graeme Simsion.

To me, there is nothing more beautiful than a well-formed, evocative piece of writing, and I want to help you make your words dance.

 I offer high-quality writing and meticulous editorial services, specializing in professional and business communications, research and funding proposals, academic publications, technical documentation, web content,  and creative writing. 

Editorial Skills

  • Consulting and manuscript evaluation
  • Copy editing
  • Mark-up and coding
  • Plain language
  • Proofreading
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Web adaptation
  • Writing


  • Academic books and monographs
  • Academic materials, general
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Bibliographies
  • Blogs
  • Books, general
  • Books, self-published
  • Business materials, general
  • Conference materials
  • Correspondence
  • Curriculum guidelines
  • Educational materials, general
  • Government materials, general
  • Grant applications and fundraising
  • Manuals and how-to books
  • Policies and procedures
  • Proposals and evaluations
  • Public relations materials
  • Reference materials, general
  • Résumés and CVs
  • Speeches
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Transcripts and minutes
  • Websites


  • Administration
  • Archaeology and ancient history
  • Arts
  • Asia
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Culture
  • Entertainment
  • Europe
  • Government
  • Government, provincial
  • Grammar and linguistics
  • History
  • Humanities, general
  • Information technology
  • Lifestyles
  • Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Religion and spirituality
  • Social sciences
  • Society, general
  • Technology